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$100 Up For Grabs With A BoltDraft/KK Game On Saturday

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

note- original post was 10-31-14 at 12:31pm, Just moving to top of KK to make sure everyone gets a chance to play.

Your chance to win $100 comes again on Saturday, Nov. 1st (roster needs to be set by 7:00pm ET) with the 3rd BoltDraft/KK contest.

It is simple, pick a forward, defenseman and a goalie, then sit back and watch how the games play out.

This from a KK member who participated in the last game.

Had fun in your game last night - had Kucherov as my forward when I noticed he had been put on the 2nd line with Palat and Johnson at practice - chickened out and swapped him for Stamkos - shouldn't have second guessed myself

If I would kept Kucherov I still wouldn't have won, only finished 2nd - Subban was the lame link but it was fun.

I did use Kucherov in the other free game they had but again Subban killed it, Senators' Karlesson?  smoked everybody on D

Told you he was the sleeper this year.

Now go play, easy to register and/or play, no strings attached and a great chance to win some cash! (If you need a pass code, use "kukla3" at the top of the page.)

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Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit

Tonight we face the Kings(6-2-2-), and they are coming off a loss to Pittsburgh last night. The Wings(5-2-2-) have another opportunity to take advantage of a team that just played, and these guys are from the West so the time travel cannot be easy.

 Both of these clubs have been on the receiving end of some awful tricks by guys wearing referee costumes so, I will resign myself to expecting more of the same.

I am hoping this young Wings club will continue to surprise all of us, and win two in a row.

Now, that would be a sweet treat.

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Coach Of The Year

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

It is still early in the season but there is a coach who has put himself forward as the early season coach of the year.  Bruce Boudreau of the Anaheim Ducks is doing a wonderful job.  I have been a Boudreau fan for quite a while.  He was my coach of the year pick last year and the year before.  Boudreau is a good coach who always has his team motivated and playing a strong system.  His team is first in the West Conference despite having changed his goaltending from Jonas Hiller to Frederik Andersen who had only 28 NHL games experience before the start of the season.  He has overseen the development of Cam Fowler into a solid NHL defenceman.  He saw the retirement of Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne without the team skipping a beat.

Even if Anaheim and Boudreau keep up their pace and have top flight seasons, I expect that he may get overlooked as coach of the year despite being deserving.  The coach of the year is often given to the coach of the most improved team and Anaheim won the West Conference last year.  There isn't much room for improvement.  This is a problem with the way the coach of the year is determined.  Bruce Boudreau may deserve the award as best coach, but he won't be considered as coach of the most improved team.

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Joffrey Lupul Out With Broken Hand

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

added 7:00pm,


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Video- Alexandre Burrows Suspended Three Games

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Patrick Burke with the explanation...


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NHL Short Notes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

A little late today...

Of the 10 games contested Thursday:
* Eight were tied or within one goal entering the third period (BOS-BUF, WPG-NJD, CHI-OTT, PHI-TBL, ARI-FLA, ANA-STL, SJS-MIN, MTL-VAN).
* Seven resulted in one-goal margins, including five that required extra time (BOS-BUF, WPG-NJD, CHI-OTT, SJS-MIN, MTL-VAN).
* Seven featured a tying or winning goal in the final 10 minutes of regulation (BOS-BUF, WPG-NJD, CHI-OTT, PHI-TBL, ARI-FLA, SJS-MIN, MTL-VAN).
* Of the five teams that tied the game in final 10 minutes of the third period (BOS, NJD, OTT, MIN, MTL), three – the Bruins, Devils and Wild – went on to win in extra time.
* Five teams overcame deficits – at any point in the game – to record victories, including four that rallied in the third period (BOS, NJD, CHI, MIN). The Canadiens also overcame a two-goal deficit in the final 7:49 of regulation, but ultimately lost in overtime.

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Tyler Myers Talk And Much More

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

- Buffalo, with some good, young defencemen coming, will be holding on to the right-handed shooter for awhile yet to see if Detroit gets more interested in the defenceman.

Dallas would seem a fit, too, because coach Lindy Ruff and his assistant, James Patrick, used to be with the Sabres, but neither the Wings nor the Stars are in dire need of a D-man right now.

The Sabres want six-foot-five winger Anthony Mantha or 2014 first-round forward Dylan Larkin in any package from Detroit for the six-foot-seven Myers.

Mantha, who broke his leg in camp and might have made the team as a teenager (a rarity there) is likely a non-starter. Dallas doesn’t have a high-end kid offensive forward other than Valeri Nichushkin, who’s been hurt. Would they deal him?

- Has anybody noticed that Patrice Bergeron, one of the game’s best two-way players, is being outscored by fellow forward Chris Kelly in Boston through their first 11 games and he’s a minus player? Of course, their defence is decimated — Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug, and Kevan Miller are all hurt, and Johnny Boychuk was traded — which doesn’t help anybody in the plus/minus ratio.

- Is there a less-involved, seldom-get-it-out-of-first-gear NHLer these days than Alex Semin in Carolina? “Can’t think of one,” said a veteran NHL pro scout. Semin gives you the smallest bang for the buck ($7 million per, with three years left after this season) in hockey, and his coach Peters finally saw enough in Vancouver and strapped him to the bench.

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Video- Top 10 Plays Of The Week

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Two and a half minutes of video...


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Mike Green’s Game Is Back

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post,

Before the Washington Capitals hired Barry Trotz as coach this May, the outside noise surrounding Mike Green had reached him in Nashville. A disappointing 2013-14 season created questions that blared like sirens across the league:

Should Washington trade its highest-paid defenseman, with one year left on his contract? How about exercising a compliance buyout? Would he even be around long enough — or play well enough — to negotiate an extension?

“You shouldn’t assume things,” Trotz said after practice Friday morning. “What you hear and what you think are you hear are two different things.”

During Washington’s recent trip to western Canada, Green quietly ignited a scorching start. His seven even-strength points lead all NHL defensemen, despite missing the season-opener. His even-strength shot differential — Corsi-for percentage, it’s called — ranks sixth. He regained the confidence and form some worried had been lost.


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Video- Goooooooooal Scottie Upshall

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the NHL...

Arley Londono with the call of Scottie Upshall's game winning goal as part of Hispanic Heritage Night at the Florida Panthers vs. Arizona Coyotes game...


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